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Presto: another great idea gone wrong

Presto: another great idea gone wrong

Presto is supposed to do for Toronto transit riders what similar systems do in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Tokyo and many other cities. Except that we can’t seem to get it right. Why is it that some of the best ideas, the ones that are supposed to simplify things, invariably end up being so difficult,… Continue Reading

Workplace equality still eludes women: survey

Workplace equality still eludes women: survey

The “glass ceiling” persists. Most women in Canada believe that they are not treated equally in the workplace, in terms of pay, promotions and other measures.  The real estate industry, we had (falsely) assumed, is pretty much gender neutral, in the sense that men and women can do equally well in it, all things being equal.… Continue Reading

Condos where green space is a given, from Tridel

Condos where green space is a given, from Tridel

View of the community park at Metrogate from Tridel. Metrogate was one of the first LEED Silver certified developments in Scarborough. Space is a valuable commodity, nowhere more so than in a high-density urban area like Toronto. Space is so valuable that public schools are considering selling some of theirs to developers, to generate much-needed… Continue Reading

Local company poised to make North America’s cheapest biofuels

Local company poised to make North America’s cheapest biofuels

No corn here: using forest waste and other forms of wood and paper as feedstock removes food from the biomass-to-ethanol process. Local company could “revolutionize” the cleantech energy sector according to MaRS investor.  A GTA company could be about to show the world how it’s done when it comes to making biofuels from non-food sources.… Continue Reading

Housing starts levelling off as 2012 comes to an end

Housing starts levelling off as 2012 comes to an end

Housing construction is expected to return to more “reasonable” levels in 2013 after several years of record-breaking growth. Housing starts data for the month of November released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation confirm what economists have been forecasting, that the housing market is leveling off. Based on CMHC’s six-month moving average calculation of… Continue Reading

Mortgage investment funds: out of the shadow of the subprime crisis

Mortgage investment funds: out of the shadow of the subprime crisis

Mortgage investment funds are touted for high security, low volatility and higher-than-average returns.   Yesterday, Loblaw announced it was setting up a new Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)  based, in the beginning, on its own real estate holdings all over Canada. Later it will expand to include non-Loblaw real estate, the announcement stated. Today, an… Continue Reading

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